Life out of balance
The previous card, Temperance, re- minds us to live a balanced life. The Bindweed card depicts a life lived desperately out of balance. The figure is in despair, bound to his own addictions. He sees no way out. His internal struggle is reflected in the world around him, where non-native invasive plants and birds crowd out native species, causing a severe imbalance in the ecosystem.
Although bindweed flowers (of the morning glory family) look lovely and pristine white, the plant runs rampant, curling itself around the stems and branches of healthy plants until they wither away for lack of sunlight.
In the sky behind the figure, a flock of starlings (a non-native species in North America) swoops by, decimating the habitat of native birds. More starlings chatter with each other above the figure, like voices in his head that won’t go away. Will the figure break free of his bonds? Will he find his way back to health and harmony? Perhaps he will need to pull the bindweed up by it roots and burn it before he can bring his life back into balance.
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